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AVERAGE SALARY / YEAR MOST TYPICAL SALARY / YEAR
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3.84 PGK = 1 USD

126,126 PGK

$32,808 USD

46,132 PGK

$12,000 USD

Average Salary / Papua New Guinea

Average salary in Papua New Guinea is 126,126 PGK per year. The most typical earning is 46,132 PGK. All data are based on 352 salary surveys. Salaries are different between men and women. Men receive an average salary of 137,629 PGK. Women receive a salary of 96,494 PGK.

The most paid careers are Engineers & Technicians III with average income 248,732 PGK and Marketing, Sales, Purchase with income 231,048 PGK.

Based on education, the highest salaries receive people with High School with salary of 203,368 PGK. The second most paid education level is Masters Degree with salary of 183,762 PGK.

Different experiences affect earning as well. People with 16-20 Years of experience receive salary of 234,892 PGK. Employees with 20+ Years of experience receive 195,679 PGK.

Levels / Papua New Guinea (Gross PGK)

Salary Levels (PGK) per Year Surveys [%]
11,500 PGK - 19,199 PGK
0 n/a
19,200 PGK - 38,399 PGK
54 100%
15.34%
THE MOST TYPICAL SALARY
38,400 PGK - 57,699 PGK
61 84.66%
17.33%
57,700 PGK - 76,899 PGK
52 67.33%
14.77%
76,900 PGK - 96,099 PGK
35 52.56%
9.94%
96,100 PGK - 115,299 PGK
29 42.61%
8.24%
115,300 PGK - 134,599 PGK
20 34.38%
5.68%
134,600 PGK - 153,799 PGK
19 28.69%
5.4%
153,800 PGK - 172,999 PGK
17 23.3%
4.83%
173,000 PGK - 192,199 PGK
6 18.47%
1.7%
192,200 PGK - 211,399 PGK
11 16.76%
3.13%
211,400 PGK - 230,699 PGK
3 13.64%
0.85%
230,700 PGK - 249,899 PGK
4 12.78%
1.14%
249,900 PGK - 269,099 PGK
3 11.65%
0.85%
269,100 PGK - 288,299 PGK
8 10.8%
2.27%
288,300 PGK - 307,499 PGK
3 8.52%
0.85%
307,600 PGK - 326,799 PGK
1 7.67%
0.28%
326,800 PGK - 345,999 PGK
4 7.39%
1.14%
346,000 PGK - 365,199 PGK
1 6.25%
0.28%
365,200 PGK - 384,399 PGK
4 5.97%
1.14%
384,400 PGK - 403,699 PGK
2 4.83%
0.57%
403,700 PGK - 422,899 PGK
0 n/a
422,900 PGK - 442,099 PGK
3 4.26%
0.85%
442,100 PGK - 461,299 PGK
2 3.41%
0.57%
461,300 PGK - 480,499 PGK
0 n/a
480,500 PGK - 499,799 PGK
1 2.84%
0.28%
499,800 PGK - 518,999 PGK
0 n/a
519,000 PGK - 538,199 PGK
1 2.56%
0.28%
538,200 PGK - 557,399 PGK
0 n/a
557,400 PGK - 576,699 PGK
0 n/a
HIGH SALARIES
576,700 PGK - 615,099 PGK
2 2.27%
0.57%
615,100 PGK - 653,499 PGK
0 n/a
653,500 PGK - 691,999 PGK
0 n/a
692,000 PGK - 730,399 PGK
2 1.7%
0.57%
730,400 PGK - 768,899 PGK
2 1.14%
0.57%
768,900 PGK - 807,299 PGK
0 n/a
807,300 PGK - 845,799 PGK
0 n/a
845,800 PGK - 884,199 PGK
0 n/a
884,200 PGK - 922,699 PGK
2 0.57%
0.57%
922,700 PGK - 961,099 PGK
0 n/a
961,100 PGK - 1,345,499 PGK
0 n/a

Gender / Papua New Guinea (Gross PGK)

# Surveys AVERAGE SALARY / YEAR
1 Men 214 137,629 PGK
2 Women 115 96,494 PGK

Education / Papua New Guinea (Gross PGK)

# Surveys AVERAGE SALARY / YEAR
1 High School 13 203,368 PGK
2 Masters Degree 46 183,762 PGK
3 Doctorate Degree 4 146,087 PGK
4 Bachelors Degree 210 123,789 PGK
5 Some College 79 84,961 PGK

Experience / Papua New Guinea (Gross PGK)

# Surveys AVERAGE SALARY / YEAR
1 16-20 Years 25 234,892 PGK
2 20+ Years 41 195,679 PGK
3 12-16 Years 39 186,068 PGK
4 8-12 Years 72 123,020 PGK
5 4-8 Years 86 89,958 PGK
6 2-4 Years 47 86,114 PGK
7 0-1 Year 19 66,123 PGK
8 1-2 Years 23 57,665 PGK

Age / Papua New Guinea (Gross PGK)

# Surveys AVERAGE SALARY / YEAR
1 56-60 6 481,318 PGK
2 51-55 5 297,556 PGK
3 41-45 37 199,524 PGK
4 46-50 15 168,384 PGK
5 n/a 23 168,000 PGK
6 36-40 62 116,485 PGK
7 31-35 88 110,718 PGK
8 26-30 83 91,112 PGK
9 76-99 1 59,203 PGK
10 21-25 30 52,283 PGK
11 14-20 2 43,826 PGK

Work Type / Papua New Guinea (Gross PGK)

# Surveys AVERAGE SALARY / YEAR
1 Self Employed 4 172,613 PGK
2 Contract 78 134,169 PGK
3 Permanent 265 124,173 PGK
4 Part Time 5 58,434 PGK

Cities / Papua New Guinea (Gross PGK)

# Surveys AVERAGE SALARY / YEAR
1 Port Moresby 287 128,018 PGK
2 --Other-- 65 117,638 PGK

Career Groups / Papua New Guinea (Gross PGK)

# Surveys AVERAGE SALARY / YEAR
1 Engineers & Technicians III 3 248,732 PGK
2 Marketing, Sales, Purchase 10 231,048 PGK
3 Engineers & Technicians V 3 229,894 PGK
4 Management & Business 52 202,215 PGK
5 Engineers & Technicians IV 4 194,141 PGK
6 Finance & Banking 12 168,384 PGK
7 Law 11 146,471 PGK
8 Aviation & Shipping 8 139,551 PGK
9 Properties & Real Estates 2 138,398 PGK
10 Hotels & Tourism 4 131,093 PGK
11 Media 5 124,558 PGK
12 Health Care & Medical II 8 124,173 PGK
13 Human Resources 34 121,867 PGK
14 Logistics, Road, Railway 5 116,485 PGK
15 Construction & Labor Workers 7 110,718 PGK
16 IT & Programming 28 110,334 PGK
17 Geography & Geodesy 1 106,105 PGK
18 Accounting & Administration 57 104,952 PGK
19 Making Design 2 97,263 PGK
20 Health Care & Medical 8 96,878 PGK
21 Architect Constructions 5 93,803 PGK
22 Engineers & Technicians II 2 89,574 PGK
23 Engineers & Technicians 30 80,732 PGK
24 IT & Programming II 12 76,119 PGK
25 Public Sector 6 76,119 PGK
26 Manufacturing & Labor Workers 3 74,196 PGK
27 Insurance 1 74,196 PGK
28 Education & University 18 73,427 PGK
29 Military 1 71,121 PGK
30 Security & Fireguard 2 51,514 PGK
31 Salesmen & Saleswomen 2 49,977 PGK
32 Organization & Coordination 2 42,288 PGK
33 Agriculture & Fishing 3 38,443 PGK
34 Customer Services 1 23,066 PGK

Careers / Papua New Guinea (Gross PGK)

# Surveys AVERAGE SALARY / YEAR
1 Director 4 328,695 PGK
2 General Manager 3 309,858 PGK
3 Chartered Accountant 3 284,100 PGK
4 Sales Manager 4 274,489 PGK
5 Manager 12 255,267 PGK
6 Other Engineer Career 3 229,894 PGK
7 Finance Manager 2 229,126 PGK
8 Project Manager 2 228,741 PGK
9 Branch Manager 4 226,050 PGK
10 Civil Engineer 4 194,141 PGK
11 Bank Manager 2 191,835 PGK
12 IT Manager 10 181,839 PGK
13 Other Finance Career 4 165,309 PGK
14 Hotel Manager 3 164,540 PGK
15 CEO 2 163,386 PGK
16 Human Resources Manager 15 162,233 PGK
17 Other Management Career 9 146,471 PGK
18 Purchaser 2 146,087 PGK
19 Private Practice Lawyer 3 145,318 PGK
20 Doctor 3 143,395 PGK
21 CPA - Certified Public Accountant 9 133,784 PGK
22 Account Manager 4 131,093 PGK
23 Audit Manager 9 128,402 PGK
24 Community Manager 2 126,096 PGK
25 Other IT Career 3 125,327 PGK
26 Other Aviation & Shipping Career 4 123,405 PGK
27 Construction Engineer 3 105,720 PGK
28 Human Resource 5 102,645 PGK
29 Other Public Sector Career 4 93,803 PGK
30 Technician 5 88,805 PGK
31 Construction Manager 2 88,805 PGK
32 Electrical Engineer 3 88,421 PGK
33 Business Development Manager 4 86,114 PGK
34 Logistics Coordinator 3 86,114 PGK
35 Lecturer 7 83,807 PGK
36 Pharmacist 3 83,038 PGK
37 IT Coordinator 3 81,116 PGK
38 Lawyer 5 80,732 PGK
39 Oil & Gas Technician 2 80,347 PGK
40 Operations Manager 3 79,578 PGK
41 Accountant 6 79,194 PGK
42 Engineer 14 76,887 PGK
43 Software Developer 5 71,505 PGK
44 Business Development Coordinator 3 70,352 PGK
45 Human Resource Administrator 3 68,814 PGK
46 Other Human Resource Career 7 67,661 PGK
47 Human Resource Coordinator 3 61,510 PGK
48 Web Developer 2 55,743 PGK
49 Network Specialist 2 55,743 PGK
50 Office Administrator 3 54,590 PGK
51 Preschool Teacher 2 52,283 PGK
52 Other Administration Career 4 49,977 PGK
53 Mechanical Engineer 2 49,592 PGK
54 Data Coordinator 2 41,135 PGK
55 Agriculture Technician 2 37,290 PGK
56 Junior Accountant 2 36,137 PGK
57 Computer Engineer 2 25,373 PGK
58 Editor 2 23,835 PGK

People's individual salary examples (surveys)

50/50  Civil Engineering Design Draftsperson (Man)
Posted 16 May 2024

What I do?

"Civil Engineering Design Draftsperson."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Port Moresby Some College 2-4 Years Advanced 152,000 PGK

49/50  Corporate Services Manager (Man)
Posted 09 May 2024

What I do?

"Managing the Corporate Affairs and Business Operation Affairs."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Port Moresby Bachelors Degree 16-20 Years Advanced 42,300 PGK

48/50  Customs Officer (Man)
Posted 15 November 2023

What I do?

"BORDER CONTROL AND TRADE FACILITATION."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Port Moresby Bachelors Degree 4-8 Years Advanced 72,600 PGK

47/50  Process And Procedure Auditing (Woman)
Posted 19 July 2023

What I do?

"Saving Cost and time in operations."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
--Other-- High School 0-1 Year Basic 38,200 PGK

46/50  Community Engagement Manager (Woman)
Posted 14 July 2023

What I do?

"Social and Environment Governances, Liaison, Certification Auditing, Training and Competency Assessments."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Port Moresby Masters Degree 16-20 Years Expert 130,900 PGK

45/50  Lecturer (Woman)
Posted 22 May 2023

What I do?

"Disaster management."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Port Moresby Masters Degree 4-8 Years Advanced 77,000 PGK

44/50  Nurse Manager (Man)
Posted 29 September 2022

What I do?

"Supervisor."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Port Moresby Bachelors Degree 8-12 Years Advanced 85,000 PGK

43/50  Country Manager (Woman)
Posted 12 September 2022

What I do?

"Running an NGO with over 20 staff."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Port Moresby Bachelors Degree 16-20 Years Advanced 330,100 PGK

42/50  Laboratory Technician (Man)
Posted 16 April 2022

What I do?

"Sample registry, sample analysis, repotting, QA/QC monitoring."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
--Other-- Bachelors Degree 2-4 Years Intermediate 32,500 PGK

41/50  Compliance Manager (Woman)
Posted 06 April 2022

What I do?

"AML-CTF, Regulatory risk management."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Port Moresby Bachelors Degree 1-2 Years Advanced 65,100 PGK

40/50  Accounts Receivable Officer (Woman)
Posted 08 March 2022

What I do?

"Collecting payments."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Port Moresby Some College 4-8 Years Advanced 80,900 PGK

39/50  Accountant (Woman)
Posted 06 March 2022

What I do?

"Accounting/Finance."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Port Moresby Bachelors Degree 1-2 Years Intermediate 29,300 PGK

38/50  Depot Manager (Man)
Posted 06 March 2022

What I do?

"Fuel Operations'."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Port Moresby Bachelors Degree 4-8 Years Advanced 124,700 PGK

37/50  Building Engineer (Man)
Posted 03 March 2022

What I do?

"Project Engineer."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
--Other-- Bachelors Degree 2-4 Years Advanced 104,100 PGK

36/50  Human Resource Coordinator (Woman)
Posted 16 February 2022

What I do?

"HR Shared Services."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Port Moresby Some College 2-4 Years Advanced 45,400 PGK

35/50  Web Admin (Man)
Posted 15 February 2022

What I do?

"Web development."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Port Moresby Some College 0-1 Year Intermediate 48,600 PGK

34/50  Civil Engineer (Man)
Posted 26 November 2021

What I do?

"Project Management & Supervison."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Port Moresby Bachelors Degree 2-4 Years Intermediate 36,800 PGK

33/50  Aviation Regulator (Man)
Posted 24 November 2021

What I do?

"ATS, MET, Airports, Security, Flying."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Port Moresby Bachelors Degree 4-8 Years Expert 162,300 PGK

32/50  Accounting (Man)
Posted 25 October 2021

What I do?

"GL reconciliation."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Port Moresby Some College 4-8 Years Intermediate 86,600 PGK

31/50  Company Accountant (Man)
Posted 17 October 2021

What I do?

"Administration Taxation General Accounting."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Port Moresby Bachelors Degree 4-8 Years Advanced 113,600 PGK

30/50  Human Resources Manager (Woman)
Posted 04 October 2021

What I do?

"HR management."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
--Other-- Bachelors Degree 12-16 Years Advanced 160,100 PGK

29/50  Demand And Supply Planning Manager (Man)
Posted 29 September 2021

What I do?

"Demand Management S&OP, Business excellent People Development Strategic Planning Statistical Forecasting Inventory Management."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Port Moresby Masters Degree 4-8 Years Expert 169,300 PGK

28/50  People Mobility Coordinator (Woman)
Posted 21 September 2021

What I do?

"Travel bookings, accommodation booking, pre-employment checks."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Port Moresby Some College 8-12 Years Advanced 52,000 PGK

27/50  Senior Auditor (Woman)
Posted 13 September 2021

What I do?

"External audit."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Port Moresby Bachelors Degree 2-4 Years Advanced 196,500 PGK

26/50  Tax Trainee (Woman)
Posted 08 June 2021

What I do?

"Accounting Basics, Tax Administration, Microsoft Proficient Organizing Trainings Liaising with external parties."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Port Moresby Bachelors Degree 1-2 Years Intermediate 39,400 PGK

25/50  Maintenance Supervisor (Woman)
Posted 19 May 2021

What I do?

"Planning Maintenance Shutdown."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
--Other-- Some College 1-2 Years Intermediate 33,500 PGK

24/50  Full-Stack Developer (Woman)
Posted 24 March 2021

What I do?

"Knowledge in software development."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Port Moresby Bachelors Degree 0-1 Year n/a 65,300 PGK

23/50  Infrastructure Enineer (Man)
Posted 06 March 2021

What I do?

"Windows Servers VMware Data Center Virtualization Data Center Active Directory vCenter Server vSphere VMware Horizon Security Endpoint ESXi Hypervisor."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Port Moresby Bachelors Degree 1-2 Years n/a 55,500 PGK

22/50  Financial Controller (Man)
Posted 04 March 2021

What I do?

"Degree in Accounting, CPA (CPAPNG)."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
--Other-- Bachelors Degree 12-16 Years n/a 95,800 PGK

21/50  ICT Manager (Man)
Posted 21 February 2021

What I do?

"ICT Consultant, Manager & Trainer. Master of IT (Enterprise Systems), Bachelor of Computer Science, Cert. IV Project Management."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Port Moresby Masters Degree 16-20 Years n/a 74,000 PGK

20/50  Accounts Manager (Woman)
Posted 16 February 2021

What I do?

"CPA Certificate - Financial reporting, Management Accounting, Business process improvement, Audit & Tax."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
--Other-- Bachelors Degree 8-12 Years n/a 163,300 PGK

19/50  General Manager (Man)
Posted 08 February 2021

What I do?

"Manage business MBA."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Port Moresby Masters Degree 20+ Years n/a 157,700 PGK

18/50  Front End Full Stack Developer (Woman)
Posted 01 February 2021

What I do?

"Bachelors degree in Computer Science."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Port Moresby Bachelors Degree 0-1 Year n/a 65,300 PGK

17/50  Front End Full Stack Developer (Woman)
Posted 01 February 2021

What I do?

"Bachelors degree in Computer Science."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Port Moresby Bachelors Degree 0-1 Year n/a 90,100 PGK

16/50  Head Of Sales & Marketing (Man)
Posted 03 January 2021

What I do?

"Business Development, Bid & Proposal Writing in response to RFQ, ITT, RFT, sales for 20 years."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Port Moresby Some College 20+ Years n/a 161,700 PGK

15/50  Backend Developer (Man)
Posted 30 December 2020

What I do?

"Graduate Computer Science, Interning with Puma Energy as an IT."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Port Moresby Bachelors Degree 0-1 Year n/a 73,300 PGK

14/50  Manager Settlements (Woman)
Posted 29 December 2020

What I do?

"Stockbroking Economics degree."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Port Moresby Bachelors Degree 12-16 Years n/a 181,500 PGK

13/50  Director (Woman)
Posted 10 November 2020

What I do?

"Marketing, Human Resources and administration."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Port Moresby Some College 16-20 Years n/a 135,300 PGK

12/50  Engineering And Maintenance Manager (Man)
Posted 10 November 2020

What I do?

"22 years experience in managing, operations and maintenance of industrial equipment."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
--Other-- Bachelors Degree 20+ Years n/a 108,200 PGK

11/50  IT MANAGER (Man)
Posted 12 October 2020

What I do?

"IT SUPPORT, SYSTEMS ADMINISTRATOR, APPLICATION DEVELOPER, DEGREE IN COMPUTER SCIENCE."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Port Moresby Bachelors Degree 20+ Years n/a 66,900 PGK

10/50  Project Engineer (Junior) (Man)
Posted 05 October 2020

What I do?

"Computer Aided Design/Drawings, Hydraulic Design (Piping System), Pump Selection, Scoping of Works, Cost Estimates, Project Engineering, Project Co-ordination."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Port Moresby Bachelors Degree 2-4 Years n/a 65,300 PGK

9/50  Intelligence Officer (Man)
Posted 26 September 2020

What I do?

"Management of information collection, analysis, storage and dissemination."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Port Moresby Some College 8-12 Years n/a 71,100 PGK

8/50  TOS Manager (Man)
Posted 21 September 2020

What I do?

"COMPTIA A+ CISCO."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Port Moresby Bachelors Degree 8-12 Years n/a 74,400 PGK

7/50  Sales Coordinator (Woman)
Posted 21 September 2020

What I do?

"Customer service, leading, managing."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Port Moresby Bachelors Degree 20+ Years n/a 62,000 PGK

6/50  Accounting Officer (Woman)
Posted 20 September 2020

What I do?

"Diploma in Business."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Port Moresby Some College 4-8 Years n/a 50,700 PGK

5/50  Support Technician (Man)
Posted 18 September 2020

What I do?

"IT support tasks for the APAC region - managing incidents & requests. Carrying out local & remote support. Working on projects as required."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Port Moresby High School 4-8 Years n/a 27,100 PGK

4/50  Air Traffic Services Assistant (Man)
Posted 05 September 2020

What I do?

"We help Air traffic Controllers and Flight information service officers in providing aviation related information and data for the provision of safe air traffic services."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Port Moresby Bachelors Degree 0-1 Year n/a 59,300 PGK

3/50  Medical Laboratory Technologist/scientist (Woman)
Posted 29 August 2020

What I do?

"I work in the Blood transfusion services laboratory in the Port Moresby General Hospital and I am skilled with complex methods and skills to do crossmatch and antibody screening and also do transfusion transmittable infections screening in different test methods ranging from the simplest rapid test kits to the complex immunochemiluminacent methods of the advanced technology in the science world today and can be able to work without supervision and am good at problem solving. . . . do complex machine maintenance, calibration and controls and run tests in sequences and can be able to manage time and do multi-tasking. . . . can be able to work longer or extra hours even in the 24hr shift covers alone from 8am to 4pm and be able to work on weekend and public holidays as long as I am paid for it."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Port Moresby Bachelors Degree 4-8 Years n/a 42,800 PGK

2/50  Finance Manager (Woman)
Posted 20 August 2020

What I do?

"Certified public accountant, MYOB/SAP."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Port Moresby Bachelors Degree 20+ Years n/a 213,800 PGK

1/50  Work Skills Facilitator (Man)
Posted 29 July 2020

What I do?

"Human Resources Advisory, Policy and Regulatory, Process Improvement, Training Design & Delivery, Business Development, Admin and Customer Relations, HRIS and online application usage."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Port Moresby Some College 8-12 Years n/a 101,400 PGK


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